Illinois Review received a copy of an email, which sheds light on what happened prior to the cancelled meeting that was suppose to determine whether to remove Pat Brady as Chairman of the Illinois Republican Party.
From: Bob Winchester
Sent: Thu, Mar 14, 2013 2:23 pm
Subject: 3/9 meeting to oust Pat Brady
I am just now (barely) recovering from the flu or you would have heard from me sooner!
When I left for Tinley Park, friday noon, there was 60.4% of the weighted vote to retire Pat Brady as Chairman of the State Party. The bylaws required 60%.
The committee members agreed on wednesday to a conference call at 8pm friday night to finalize details. Carol Donovan, Vice Chair of the State Party and the person who would become acting chair until we appointed a temporary chair(Carol had declined the temp. chair position) informed us that she would not be voting at the Saturday meeting. According to Carol, she had received calls from Mark Kirk, Tom Cross and various other elected officials who ask her not to attend the meeting. She said the pressure was just to great.
We decided to cancel. We only had one shot, so we decided to save the loss and wait until the april 13th regular scheduled meeting and possibly try again then.
The following (10 of 19 members) stepped forward early and was prepared to to retire Pat Brady saturday, March 9th.
The above members represent 59% of the weighted vote---60% required or 3/5th to fire.